The Massachusetts Pain Initiative would like to say THANK YOU to Kathy Della Penna, our long-time administrative assistant and volunteer Treasurer! Kathy worked tirelessly for Mass PI for over 10 years, helping make it the organization that it is today. She was fastidious as our treasurer and made sure our finances were always in order! She worked closely with the Steering Council, and other groups in Mass PI to help set up education seminars and events, even while she was going through grad school! Thank you Kathy! You were instrumental in making Mass PI more than just a dream of like-minded people, and educating providers and patients about pain. May you find happiness and success in all future endeavors! While you will be missed, you will always have a home here with Mass PI!
In Memoriam - Cyndie Rodman
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Cyndie Rodman, MS, who has been a vital part of the Massachusetts Pain Initiative since 2008. Cyndie was involved with the MassPI steering council, and was Chair of the Communications Council, as well as our Webmaster. She was a wonderful person, a great friend, and dedicated to helping people with pain throughout her lifetime. Cyndie's contributions to MassPI have been immeasurable. She worked diligently to make as much of an impact to MassPI up until her last day. Our conference this October is dedicated in her memory, and we will present the new logo and the updated website that she brought about. Cyndie will be missed greatly.
Identify policies that limit the delivery of effective and necessary pain care to patients and hinder their healthcare providers
Work with state and federal policy makers to provide important information and perspective from healthcare providers and pain patients
Work with key policy makers to sponsor or support expert commissions, legislation, regulations, and improvements to access and insurance coverage for appropriate pain care
Communication of Pain Knowledge & New Information
Provide updated pain knowledge and information through various types of communications
Support the delivery of pain knowledge through our professional education and policy initiatives